Week 12

I am so glad we made it to week 12. Everything seems to be going just swimmingly and I really couldn’t be happier about it.

How Big is the Baby?

The baby is as big as a PLUM! Woaaaahhhh nelly. This baby is ‘a’ growin’

Your baby’s face is changing. The eyes, which started out on the sides of his head, have moved closer together and his ears are almost in their normal position. This is when the tissues and organs that have already formed in his body rapidly grow and mature. Your baby’s intestines, which start out as a large swelling in the umbilical cord, will begin moving into the abdominal cavity about now.

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Honestly I keep saying how excited I am but every week it just gets more and more exciting! Baby is growing so fast, I can hardly believe it.

Body Changes

Fat and bloated. I think I said I felt smaller last week… ya well now I feel like my body is too big for my head. I feel like I’m walking around with a little peanut head while my body grows with each day. It’s not just the tummy. My lack of movement and increased like and dislike for certain foods has left me with more fat on my body than I wanted. Such is life. Must start getting it together.

12 Weeks

 

The top pic is what I look like on a daily basis. Toward the end of the week, I tried to dress up twice this week but it’s increasingly difficult to find things that fit.

Here is preggo fashion at 12 weeks and 3 days and then again at 12 weeks and 4 days.

Emotionally

I felt like I was starting to get it together but then I got some disheartening news and ever since I felt like I’ve just been in a funk. I am so sad and hurt that I’m not sure how to deal with it at this point in time. If I am to be completely honest, I’m having a rough time with my in-laws. Not his parents directly but extended family that I hardly ever see. I just don’t know how I am supposed to feel about some of the choices they are making that include our future family and it’s all just a bit much for me. I also am struggling with the fact that his family is happy I’m sure but a little less excited than I thought they would be. This is the first child on my side in a while and I am the oldest grandchild on both sides so it’s a really big deal. Everyone is super excited. His side has a bunch of kids and I think news of this one got kind of shuffled into the pack instead of it being really exciting. This is my first child. I want people to be excited, anything less than that is really unacceptable to me.

Physically

Just getting over this cold finally but I’ve been in and out of near fever which is a little scary. Not fun at all. I had to go to a workshop and to work sick this week. It was almost unbearable.

What I’m Eating

Errrr.. I like Meatball subs. I had a salad this week and it tasted like grass. Milk isn’t agreeing with me right now so I don’t even know. I am just eating whatever I can manage to make or buy.

Exercise

NONE… I’m trying and that’s about all I can say.

What else?

We had another ultrasound today just to check for chromosomal abnormalities and such and so far everything looks great. Baby is growing right on schedule. The only problem was it took forever to get a picture of the kid because I apparently have a little Mexican Jumping Bean on my hands… he/she was flip flopping and swimming away. What a joker. We’ve now nicknamed the little bean Vex Mex ’cause he or she is clearly crazy like his/her father.

Vex Mex in Action
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